Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: $1.6 Billion Settlement Update Reached With Opioid ManufacturerGeneric opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries and other affiliates have agreed to pay $1.6 billion into a trust as part of a settlement. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton made the announcement regarding the global settlement framework on Monday, October 12 between MNK and state attorneys general and local subdivisions.
Purdue Pharma Launches Campaign For Users Harmed By Their Opioids To File ClaimsThe drug maker responsible for OxyContin has launched a campaign to tell people harmed by their opioid medication where and how to file claims against the company.
Records Show Drugmakers Increased Opioid Shipments As Crisis GrewNewly released data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated.
Haltom City Officer Saves Woman From Overdose On Valentine's DayA woman who overdosed on heroin was brought back from the brink of death by Haltom City police officers on Valentine's Day.
Trump To Roll Out Plan To Combat Opioid AddictionPresident Trump, who once called New Hampshire a "drug infested den," will travel to the primary state for the first time Monday since the 2016 campaign to unveil his plan to combat the opioid crisis that is killing more than 115 people every day.
President Trump Declares Opioids A Public Health Emergency"This epidemic is a national health emergency," Trump said in a speech at the White House, where he bemoaned a crisis he said had spared no segment of American society.
President Trump To Declare Opioid Public Health EmergencyPresident Donald Trump will direct his Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act.